Govt backs Mpinganjira stay at Escom as chair: ‘Innocent until proven otherwise by court’

Malawi government has backed the decision by business tycoon Thomson Mpinganjira’s decision to stay put at state power distribution company, Escom as its chairperson despite a corruption case hanging over his head.

Thomson Mpinganjira stay put at Escom as chair

Government spokesperson Mark Botomani said Mpinganjira, who owns FDH Financial Holdings which includes FDH Bank, is a mere suspect in the corruption case.

“Dr. Mpinganjira is still a suspect in the case, no court has convicted him so on which grounds the government can use to dismiss him,”  said Botomani.

Graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested Mpinganjira a few weeks ago on suspicion that he wanted to bribe five Constitutional Court judges with K100 million to influence the election case in favour of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Soon after his release on court bail, Mpinganjira stepped aside as the chief executive officer of FDH Financial Holdings Limited.

Mpinganjira denies the allegations of  bribery and the President Peter Mutharika disassociated himself and the party from any attempts to bribe the judges.

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blackberry
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blackberry

enafe nimanhosdpota even if we are turned into slaves

blackberry
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blackberry

Join the discussion… Malawians are divided . it’s only northern who rise up for the good of the country

concern citizen
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concern citizen

majude mulungu akukatheni choona mukuchidziwa ndinu k800m ukugwira tchito koma chomwe mungadziwe kumwamba kulibe chinyengo kulimba mtima chocho chifukwa cha mabukhu kumwa inki kwambiri ayi zonse adziwa namalenga kumwamba

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concern citizen

god the creator of heaven and earth we ask you to protect our president apm guard and guide him with your holy spirit in jesus name i pray amen

naphiri
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naphiri

may the holy spirit protect apm in the name of jesus i pray amen

naphiri
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naphiri

why doing this chilima why? god knows

naphiri
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naphiri

bwanji ku court simunapiteko Apm asanalumbire? kungowonekeratu kuti alipo waacheta achilimawo kuti avutitse a apm mulungu akukanthe chilima

Good Governance Specialist
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Good Governance Specialist

The question is: why did he step aside from fdh, a bank he owns but is refusing to step down from escom a public company? Does it mean that he owns escom more than fdh? Has more interests in escom? Is indespansable only at escom?

Nyenkhwe
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Mpinganjira is an accountant.He should know better that after spending a night in the cooler he should have recused himself from being chair of ESCOM Board.Where is ICAM in all this?

Useless body of accountants like Malawi Law Society!

Ida
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Ida

He spent a night in police custody and he answering charges the best thing to do is to suspend him until the matter is over.

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